Orly FX GEL Shade Shifter Topper

We've all seen the pictures that show "rape drug nail polish" that switch to a deep red polish to a black one. Yes? That's actually the infamous Orly Gel Shade Shifter nail polish (gelish).

It goes from transparent (when warm) to black (when cold). It's such an awesome concept that I was eager to try it.
the picture was taken from Google search 

And you know what? I got it for review purposes :). 
What do I think of it?

Well, first I have to say, that I do not have other Orly products. They stopped selling them in my country about a year and a half ago. Maybe more.

So I used it with the Depend gelish system. It worked fine with other brands so I was hoping it would work fine with this too. 

The brush is lovely and picks a lot of product. Even during application the gel just keeps coming! I guess it must be running from the shaft? Anyway, I had quite some troubles with the formula.

It's thin and runny, but that's not the problem. The problem is that it kept flooding my cuticles no matter what I did. I'd apply it nice and thin and during the time under the light, my cuticles would be flooded. I had to remove the excess product with a nail file! I mean... What?

But it looks nice, no?
I used it over some stamping (regular stamping polish) so it would show the design when my hands would be warm. :) 

On warm hands! Well, as warm as they can be during cold days.

I also noticed one thing. After a week of wearing it, the topper didn't shift to fully transparent any longer, but instead it went to a light gray. I am not sure if it's like this with all the thermal gel polishes, but I found it to be interesting. Also, this happened with just one hand, hm.

On my cold hands (I dipped them in snow)

Even if it has a very runny formula, I like seeing how my hands go from being completely cold (black color) to being warm (translucent). I learned something new about myself because of it. 

If you like it, you can get it on Enails (here) for 20€. 

What do you think of it?

This product was sent to me by the company itself or its PR. For more information, please do read my Disclosure Policy. My opinion is always honest.

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